skawave99 (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2001 does not count
This is some mighty fine porter. The Deschutes Brewery does a good job of making some of the finest beer in the US. Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2001
A very good beer. Nice chocolate toasty aroma. Real smooth and drinkable. Many think of dark beers as heavy and chewy...this is not. One of my favorite dark beers. Oakes (19576) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2000
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2005 Dark brown colour, not so much carbo or head. Cheap chocolate aroma with a bit of nuttiness. Bog standard porter flavours with toastiness, hints of coffee and vague nuts. Thin body, spritzy off-dry finish. I’ve never understood the popularity of this beer and a decade after I first tried it Black Butte still fails to impress me. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2000
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Draught @ Papago
As it was “Deschutes Promo Night” at “Papago Brewery”, and even thought I had some foot surgery scheduled the next day, there was just “No Way” I would pass up this “Great” opportunity to sample some of the best beers available in these here United States, and trust me I was not disappointed by the fine turn out and the great beer rep from Deschutes, just another class act from a “Classic American Brewery”.
Not your prototypical porter color, a beauteous blackberry color as it set in my “Papago Monk Club Goblet”, the head Bunyanesque in size, creamy in texture, the color a light tan and as the head ever so slowly dissipated, a thick and glutinous sheet of lace formed to meld with the goblet. Lots of malt and a fine hint of toasted grain in the crisp and fresh nose, a treat for this old schnozzle, start sweet, the top middling in its feel. Finish is benignly carbonated, the hops pleasing in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, and a real nice porter that is not overpowering, just plain “Good Drinking”!
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2000
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Nice and dark, with deep-red highlights. Rich mouthfeel. Roasty, toasty, chewy, and aromatic. Rather tasty porter. Curious fruitiness in the background. Wholesome and easy to drink.
jamidwyer99 (49) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2000